Honda opens new $124M wind tunnel in Ohio

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Honda opened its new $124-million wind tunnel facility in Ohio, ushering in a new era of development testing capabilities for Honda and Acura products, as well as the company’s race vehicles.

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Intel to invest $20B to build two processor factories in Ohio

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Intel announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio. A rendering shows early plans for two new leading-edge Intel processor factories in Licking County, Ohio.

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Fisker and Foxconn confirm Fisker PEAR production in Ohio; expected base price below $29,900

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recently acquired in Ohio from Lordstown Motors ( earlier post ). Fisker confirmed that it will produce its second vehicle, the Fisker PEAR (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution) ( earlier post ), at the factory Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

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Fisker provides first look at $29,900 urban EV, confirms Ohio production

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Fisker confirmed Thursday that production of its compact electric vehicle, the $29,900 Pear EV, will enter production in 2024 at the former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

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Tesla Insurance goes live in Arizona and Ohio


Tesla Insurance has officially gone live in Arizona and Ohio, becoming the fourth and fifth states to have access to the company’s in-house coverage program. Arizona and Ohio officially join California, Texas, and Illinois as the other states to offer the in-house program.

Li-Cycle expands partnership with Ultium Cells; co-locating recycling facility in Ohio plant

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Li-Cycle will operate its sixth and largest lithium-ion battery recycling Spoke facility co-located at the Ultium Cells battery cell manufacturing mega-factory site in Warren, Ohio. Li-Cycle expects its Ohio facility to substantially reduce the costs associated with moving and handling battery manufacturing scrap materials, given its proximity to Ultium Cells’ mega-factory.

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Lordstown Motors delays Endurance truck, sells Ohio factory to Foxconn


Additionally, Lordstown Motors confirmed the sale of its Lordstown, Ohio factory to Foxconn. We announced our Agreement in Principle (“AIP”) with Foxconn regarding the sale of our Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant and the negotiation of a contract manufacturing agreement.

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Foxconn Completes Ohio Plant Purchase, Endurance EV May Be Delayed


Foxconn and Lordstown Motors also announced a $100 million investment into a joint venture to co-design and develop commercial EVs

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Ohio bill would let locals ban wind and solar (but not fossil fuels)


The Ohio State Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will consider Senate Bill 52 today , which would allow townships to designate “energy development districts” for wind and solar farms or just veto them altogether.

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Honda Accord Hybrid Production Relocates From Ohio To Japan

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Japan Ohio hybrid sales assembly plants The topic of the press release issued late last Wednesday was not the sort of thing to set green-car fans'' hearts racing: "Statement.Re: North American Production Portfolio". But buried in several paragraphs of detail from John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, was one interesting detail: Assembly of the Honda Accord Hybrid.

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Ohio State named first-year champion in 4-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. For jumping to the top of the leaderboard, Ohio State will take home an extra $10,000 to further support the university’s advanced vehicle technology program.

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Intel Invests $20-billion in Ohio for Advanced Fabs

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state neither the company nor any other chipmaker has a presence in, Ohio. The scope and pace of Intel’s expansion in Ohio. So, why Ohio? Ohio is an ideal location for Intel’s U.S. In comparison, Ohio is a chipmaking frontier.

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Lordstown sells its Ohio factory to Foxconn in hope that it will help build its electric pickup truck


Lordstown announced that it agreed to sell its Ohio factory to Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn in the hope that it can help the startup build its electric pickup truck.

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Ohio EV Tour stops for a day of Dayton hospitality 

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Green Energy Ohio (GEO), promoting sustainable energy policies, technologies, and practices for many years, recently organized a state-wide electric vehicle (EV) tour of Ohio that began in Cleveland on June 7 and ended in Columbus on June 11.

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Fisker is taking reservations for $29,900 Ohio-built Pear urban EV it hasn't shown yet

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Fisker on Tuesday announced that it is accepting reservations for its Pear electric car, despite not having actually shown said car yet. The company said this five-passenger "agile urban EV" will have a $29,900 starting price, with deliveries scheduled to start in 2024.

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Kraft Heinz deploys all electric trucks in Ohio, eliminating diesel emissions with Firefly Transportation Services and Orange EV

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Orange EV, Firefly Transportation Services, and The Kraft Heinz Company have deployed three Orange EV T-Series Class 8 battery-electric terminal trucks to the Kraft Heinz distribution center in Groveport, Ohio. With this deployment, Kraft Heinz becomes the first site in Ohio to fully commit to pure electric in their heavy duty, Class 8 terminal truck fleet.

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Clean Fuels Ohio signs LoI to deploy 500 Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric hybrid pickups across Ohio

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Workhorse Group has received a Letter of Intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio. While not operating a fleet itself, Clean Fuels Ohio engages numerous fleets across Ohio on transitions to cleaner vehicle and fuel options.

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Ohio bill would grant permanent subsidies to coal-fired power plants

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Ohio electric utilities electricity costs state laws fossil fuelsIt's now widely acknowledged that the energy and electricity-generation landscape is changing rapidly. The U.S. has vastly increased its oil and gas production, driving down prices of fossil fuels globally. At the same time, ever-cheaper renewable energy—not only solar, but surprisingly fast-growing wind generation—is now.

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GM, LG Chem to form JV, invest $2.3B to build new EV battery cell plant in Ohio

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The JV will establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio that will create more than 1,100 new jobs. This announcement, along with the recent sale of GM’s manufacturing complex in Lordstown, Ohio to Lordstown Motors Corp. for the production of battery-electric trucks, positions Northeast Ohio and the Mahoning Valley as a major hub for technology and electric vehicle manufacturing.

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2-millionth Duramax Diesel engine rolls off the line in Ohio

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V-8 turbo-diesel engine has rolled off the line at the DMAX plant in Moraine, Ohio. The 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L Groundbreaking for the DMAX, Ltd. plant began in 1998, with the first engine rolling off the line July 17, 2000. DMAX, Ltd. was established in 1998. GM owns 60 percent and Isuzu owns 40 percent of the joint venture. DMAX makes the Duramax diesel engines for heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.

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Honda to build 2014 Accord Hybrid in Ohio

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will invest $23 million at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant to add production of the new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan ( earlier post ), scheduled to go on sale nationwide this fall. This will be the third hybrid model built by Honda in the US and the first in Ohio. Manufactured at Honda’s automobile engine plant in Anna, Ohio, both of these engines were named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2013. The R&D center in Raymond, Ohio, is Honda’s largest R&D center outside Japan.

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Ohio State takes first place in DOE/GM EcoCAR 3 competition

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The Ohio State University has taken first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. Ohio State EcoCAR built a series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powered by E85. NYSE:GM). This is OSU’s fourth consecutive win. The team earned 895 out of 1000 overall points.

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Done deal: Ohio company aims to build electric work trucks at former GM plant

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General Motors has officially sold its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly facility—for an undisclosed amount—to a company that will build electric pickups. They won’t have anything to do with GM’s upcoming electric pickups, however. Lordstown Motors wants to use the facility as its headquarters and as the production location for the

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USDOT awards $6M grant to advance Northwest US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in Ohio

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million grant to the City of Dublin, the City of Marysville and Union County for the advancement of the Northwest US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in Ohio. and The Ohio State University’s Transportation Research Center that includes a 7.5-mile automotive test track. The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $5,997,500.00

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Lordstown Motors Selling Ohio Plant To Foxconn For $230 Million


A condition for the deal to go through is for Foxconn to build the Lordstown Endurance electric pickup at the factory

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Honda opens CNG fueling station on Troy, Ohio campus; 2nd public CNG station in N America

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Honda opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its property in Troy, Ohio. in Marysville, Ohio in August. in Troy, Ohio, near Honda’s parts consolidation and distribution operations. The CNG station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the second public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America, following one opened at Honda of America Mfg. Earlier post.).

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Schaeffler invests $60 million in Wooster, Ohio facility expansion; US center for advanced E-Mobility development

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Schaeffler Group USA has invested $60 million to expand its facility in Wooster, Ohio, establishing it as a US center for advanced E-Mobility development. Throughout the company’s 40-year history in Ohio, Schaeffler has expanded the Wooster campus 20 times, growing from 27,000 square feet to over 800,000 square feet. Our investment in Wooster, Ohio is another milestone in implementing our strategy “Mobility for tomorrow”.

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Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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announced that the Ohio State University (OSU) team was the overall winner of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals. Over the course of three years, The Ohio State University consistently met incremental goals that strengthened their position against the other university teams, the organizers said. Ohio State stood out amongst the competition and truly did an outstanding job. OSU’s series-parallel PHEV. Click to enlarge.

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Lordstown Motors continues cash flow woes, sells Ohio plant to iPhone manufacturer Foxconn


Lordstown Motors, an electric vehicle startup based in Ohio, has announced that it has agreed in principle to work jointly on electric vehicle programs with iPhone manufacturer Hon Hai Technology Group, more commonly known as Foxconn.

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Ohio opens first LNG station deployed through the Recovery Act

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The US Energy Department (DOE) announced the recent opening of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Ohio. The new station, which celebrated its official grand opening yesterday in Seville, Ohio, was constructed by Clean Energy Fuels. The LNG station and vehicles are part of the Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership project, which received an $11 million Energy Department investment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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SG Preston planning $400M, 120M gpy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

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SG Preston (SGP) announced the planned development of a 120-million gallon per year renewable diesel facility in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth and JobsOhio were also instrumental in securing the investment and technology to play a role in the future of southern Ohio. The SGP South Point facility will have a total investment of $400 million and reportedly will use Honeywell’s UOP technology.

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Ohio Turns Its Back, Thumbs Its Nose At Energy Efficiency

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This past Friday the 13th proved to be particularly unlucky for renewable-energy advocates in Ohio. That was the day the state legislature passed SB 310, a bill to halt the expansion of Ohio''s energy-efficiency resource standard, which encourages the use of renewable energy. Ohio governor John Kasich signed the bill the same day.

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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Confirmed workshop speakers are NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher and Ohio Sen. In addition, the Ohio workshop will explore manufacturing-related interests and needs specific to the region. NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

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Tesla Faces Off Against Car Dealers In Another State: Ohio

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This time it''s Ohio. Once more into the fray: Another state''s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers. And legislators have unexpectedly moved up a hearing on the new law to today, according to a letter from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. The hearing takes place early this

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Honda investing additional $215 million in Ohio operations; Earth Dreams engines and transmissions

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Honda will invest approximately $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, while also establishing a technical training center, heritage center that highlights Honda’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services, LLC in Marysville, Ohio.

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GM-Isuzu JV DMAX invests $60 million in Ohio diesel engine plant

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will invest $60 million in its Ohio diesel engine plant to make design changes that meet future emissions requirements. The GM-Isuzu joint venture DMAX, Ltd. Established in 1998, DMAX has produced almost 1.6 million engines since opening in 2000. GM owns 60% and Isuzu owns 40% of the venture that makes the Duramax diesel for heavy-duty trucks. DMAX, Ltd. has invested $760 million in the DMAX facility since 2000. DMAX is home to the Duramax 6.6L

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BASF celebrates grand opening of Li-ion cathode materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio

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BASF celebrated the grand opening of its new Li-ion cathode materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio. The operation in Elyria is supported by BASF battery materials research laboratories in nearby Beachwood, Ohio, and at the company’s headquarters site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Construction of the new cathode materials plant required an investment of more than $50 million, which was supported by a $24.6 million grant from the US DOE.

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Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

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The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in the Buckeye State. MORE: Auto Dealers'' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In Senate Bill 260

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Lordstown Motors updates on Ohio factory, will reveal Endurance electric truck in June

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Earlier in the year, the 2020 New York Auto Show in April was going to be quite a showcase for home-grown electric vehicles—including production-bound versions of two eagerly anticipated, made-in-the-U.S.A. models: the Lordstown Motors Endurance pickup and the Lucid Air sedan.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack highlights USDA, GE efforts to commercialize renewable jet fuel for Ohio aviation industry

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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted USDA’s collaboration with General Electric (GE) Aviation, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, air carriers and producer groups to develop a Midwest-regional strategy to provide renewable-jet fuel at GE Aviation’s Cincinnati-area facilities. USDA’s Farm Service Agency also has another energy crop production initiative underway in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania through the agency’s Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP).

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Lima Energy signs 10-year synthetic crude supply contract with Husky Energy refinery in Ohio

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Lima Energy Company, a subsidiary of USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation in Washington, DC, has signed a contract to supply up to 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of its “Ultra Clean Synthetic Crude” (UCSC) to Husky Energy’s Lima, Ohio Refinery over ten years. The Lima Refinery currently supplies about 25% of Ohio’s total gasoline needs.

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New Airbus-backed aerospace R&D consortium in Ohio to focus on advanced materials

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Airbus is working through the NCC to develop a research and development consortium of Ohio aerospace suppliers, incubators, and universities to develop next-generation products for use in Airbus’ new fleet. Ohio businesses will receive technical and financial support for developing and demonstrating new technologies to produce high-tech component parts for Airbus. US Sen.

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Midwest EVOLVE electric vehicle project hosts first EV ride and drive at Earth Day event in Ohio

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EarthFest is Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest-running Earth Day celebration in the nation. This year, in partnership with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and Midwest EVOLVE, EarthFest will celebrate the “Year of Vibrant Green Space.”.

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